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Google Removes 'OK Google' From Desktop Version

  • Forbes, Monday, October 19, 2015 2:45 PM
Users can still say "OK Google" to activate the search capability on Android devices and Chromebooks, but with the release of Chrome 46, Google’s browser lost the ability to trigger the search function with a verbal command on the desktop version of the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. Google says the feature does not get used enough. Keeping up with the maintenance to update the code doesn't make sense. Tony Bradley writes that the feature also posses a security risk because an attacker can still exploit it even if it's not used.

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